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Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2021 Carnival Poster

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2021

UPDATE 08/10/2020: Santa Cruz suspends Carnival 2021This year only virtual carnival events take place between 17 February and 7 MarchThere will be no carnival events in the streets in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2021. 

Santa Cruz Virtual Carnival Program 2021 

The program of 25 audiovisual activities and multimedia events will be broadcast on television and the internet. The activities incude 7 photography contests; an exhibition at the Casa del Carnaval; a talk show; and five productions that will be broadcast on Televisión Canaria; in addition to different live broadcasts through OAFAR's social networks. All this is complemented by a series of multimedia surprises that will be revealed during the carnival period. 

The events scheduled in this virtual edition of the Santa Cruz carnival, conclude with the Santa Cruz, Corazón del Carnaval’ (Santa Cruz, Heart of Carnival) gala, on Sunday 7 March at 21:30 on Televisión Canaria and Televisión Española; in which the three Guardians of the Sceptre will be chosen, made up of former carnival queens, in the adult, child and senior categories. This show of approximately two and a half hours will be punctuated by good humor and many surprises; in addition to appealing to nostalgia and the feeling of hope to once again recover the essence of carnival in the streets of the capital.

Mexican Singer Carlos Rivera
Image: Marty Berryman
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One of the most anticipated surprises will be the presence of the international singer Carlos Rivera, who joins the more than 30 Canarian artists and the numerous members of murgas, comparsas, rondallas and musical groups that participate in the different musical numbers. 

A total of nine renowned presenters of radio and television  will be part of the gala that will unveil the Guardians of the Scepter, "Santa Cruz, el Corazón del Carnaval" (Santa Cruz, Heart of Carnival), along with more than 30 local artists and Mexican singer Carlos Rivera, including: journalists Pilar Rumeu y Alicia Rodríguez, Televisión Canaria; Bene Fuentes, Antena 3; Guillermo García, Cadena COPE; Manolo Artiles, Mírame TV; Sergio de la Rosa, Radio Nacional de España; Manoj Daswani, Radio Club Tenerife; Carolina González, Televisión Española en Canarias and Miguel Ángel Daswani, presenter of Canarias Radio. Each have each recorded their intervention in the show that will be broadcast on March 7 by Televisión Canaria, in different time blocks: a strict recording format adapted to current sanitary measures.

Eight Musical Groups that participated in the filming were Chaxiraxi, Caña dulce, Sabor isleño, SiBoney, Teiderife, Salsabor, Cantares Luz de Luna and Los Yuppies, with two members of each to limit the number of people present.

El Carnaval virtual con la elección de las Guardianas del Cetro

Of the five shows to be broadcast by Televisión Canaria, there's a chance these will also be streamed live on the CarnavalTVC YouTube Channel.

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

  • Thursday 11 February 2021 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday 13 February 2021 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday 17 February 2021 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday 19 February 2021 - Men´s Marathon in High Heels
  • Saturday 20 February 2021 - Main Parade
Puerto de la Cruz Carnival is also being celebrated online this year.

Neither Los Gigantes nor Los Cristianos carnivals are taking place.

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